Eight months have passed and Cal Harper grows increasingly desperate in his search for Kaia. Ripped from his life by pirates during the rescue of Federation survivors, her fate remains uncertain. But his search isn’t getting any easier…
With the destruction of Earth, the Insidions have struck a devastating blow to humanity, only to sink back into the shadows to let the wound fester and the poison spread. Thousands of colonies have been forced into self sufficiency, and the loss of interstellar communications is making the situation infinitely worse. Fear is rising and civilized space is fast becoming a good deal less civilized.
Chasing the slightest rumors of pirate attacks, Cal and his crew navigate far and wide in pursuit of Kaia’s whereabouts. But the pirates are appearing increasingly organized as they ride on the building chaos. So much so, that Cal fears a leader may have arisen, one powerful enough to unite the disparate clans. But Cal isn’t about to give up, not by a long shot, and his crew are sticking with him every step of the way.
But trouble is brewing in ways few could have predicted, and fortunately or not, Cal and his friends have a talent for finding the worst of it.